District Commissioner’s Challenge Cup 2015

This years DC challenge took place at Bonnyrigg Scout hall on 27 November. Scouts and Explorers were invited to take part in teams for a cooking competition. Each team was given the same ingredients to make soup and a stir fry dish. Teams were entered from Gorebridge, Dalkeith and Bonnyrigg. We were joined by Alistair…

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Remembrance Day 2015

Lest We Forget Sunday 8 November, today saw Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers from across the District taking part in local Remembrance Day Parades. Bonnyrigg Scout Group were surprised when they were joined by Brian, the DC. All the young people did exceptionally well on what proved to be a very cold day. Jo Whiting…

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Borthwick – A New Era Begins!

Sunday 1st November, today saw the beginning of a new era at Borthwick.  Leaders from throughout the District came together to help start tidying up the site since it was taken over by Borthwick Campsite LLP. We were also joined by some of our neighbours, who all recalled stories of loving listening to the Scouts…

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Gorebridge Explorer’s Hill Walking Weekend

On the 2nd of October, 10 Explorers from Gorebridge enjoyed a weekend hillwalking in the Cairngorms, The explorers were split into two hillwalking groups, while one group walked Meall a Buachaille and two other summits the others walked the Ryvoan Pass from Glenmore to Nethy bridge, where we were staying. On day two the groups…

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DC’s Summer Message

As we approach the summer holidays and camping season is almost upon us, can I take this opportunity to wish everybody a safe and enjoyable summer. I would like to wish our groups who are on International duty this summer a special mention. 1st Midlothian (Gorebridge) and 14th Midlothian (Bonnyrigg) are off to Switzerland and…

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